Ana-ta-han (Anatahan)
Ana-ta-han (Anatahan) (1954)

Inspired by an actual event during WWII, Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan, tells the story of a dozen Japanese sailors who are stranded on the remote island of Anatahan during the waning days of the war. The war ends, unbeknownst to the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 17, 1954
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Kenji Fujishima
Village Voice

What a strange and still-radical swan song it remains.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a corker.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Sternberg slashes the screen with Expressionist tangles of foliage and menacing shadows of rough-hewn latticework.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Josef von Sternberg's final film, an uneven but compelling drama produced in Japan.

Carson Lund
Slant Magazine

Joseph von Sternberg goes out of his way to neutralize the sensationalism of his ripped-from-the-headlines premise.

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